January is typically one of the best months of the year to visit the land Down Under. With the Aussie Open tennis championships taking place in Melbourne every year, they have been joined by the ATP Cup in the past week. For poker players, the lure of the Aussie Millions
Aaron Van Blarcum raised to 800,000 from early position, Sam Soverel three-bet all in for 14,125,000 from the hijack and Van Blarcum called. Van Blarcum: [AdKc] Soverel: [AcQh] The board ran out [6s4d9sTh8d], no help to Soverel, locking up the pot and the chip lead for Van Blarcum. Hand information relayed to Poker Central
From the small blind, Sam Soverel limped in and partypoker pro Dzmitry Urbanovich checked in the big blind. The flop [8hKc5h] flop checked through to reveal the [Th] on the turn. Soverel bet 800,000 and Urbanovich used a time extension and then called. The river fell the [As] and Soverel checked. Urbanovich
Following the river of a board that read [8d6d2dQc9s], Adam Hendrix was all in for about 650,000 from the big blind with [Kd4d] for a king-high flush. However, Sam Soverel tabled [Ad9d] from the button for the nut flush to score the elimination.
Steve O'Dwyer opened to 22,000 from the cutoff and Sam Soverel called on the button, as did Bryn Kenney from the big blind. The flop landed [KcAs3h] and after Kenney checked, O'Dwyer bet 20,000. Soverel called and Kenney folded as the turn landed the [8s]. O'Dwyer bet 40,000, and Soverel mucked.
Steve O'Dwyer raised to 25,000 in the cutoff and Sam Soverel called on the button. From the small blind, Isaac Haxton three-bet to 120,000. O'Dwyer called and Soverel folded as the flop landed [Kh7h4c]. Haxton continued for 60,000 and O'Dwyer called as the [9c] landed on the turn. Haxton used a time
Sam Soverel raised to 22,000 from under the gun and both Isaac Haxton and Steve O'Dwyer called next to act and from the big blind respectively. The [Td5d5c] flop saw Soverel continue for 18,000. Haxton called, and O'Dwyer folded before the [Th] and [Ac] checked through. Soverel tabled his [KcJs] to play
From under the gun, four-time WPT Champions Club member Darren Elias raised to 2,500. Poker Masters Purple Jacket winner Sam Soverel called in the cutoff, as did Matthias Eibinger in the small blind. The [Kh2d8s5h7s] board checked through to the river where Eibinger bet 6,500. Elias called, and Soverel folded. Eibinger tabled